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Cardiac Sonographer

Employer
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Blackburn
Salary
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are a very busy service with the ability to run 9 outpatient Echo lists including Community Diagnostics, a complex Echo list and inpatient Echo each session.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic competent and motivated BSE accredited Echocardiographer within our busy and friendly Cardiac Department. There is an opportunity for a physiologist with relevant experience who is looking for greater responsibility within the Team Leader role.

We will consider individuals who maybe working towards BSE accreditation, where this applies the post will be offered at Band 6 and upon successful accreditation the post holder will transfer to the Band 7 role.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to be a part of developing and future proofing our department. We are keen to get the right team member in position at the outset to help develop our service.

We are a forward thinking, progressive department and you will be supported to further develop your expertise and autonomy. As a key member of the leadership team you will act as a role model and display the confidence and competence to support the Specialist Lead Physiologists and Head of cardiac physiology department and delivering an exemplar service.

This post requires a full UK driving license (inc. car) and flexibility to work across all ELHT locations as required.

Main duties of the job

To produce high quality diagnostic images and reports in accordance with BSE Guidance For IP/OP scans.

Escalate significant findings according to departmental policies and procedures

Participate in Quality Assurance and departmental audits

Maintain BSE accreditation and stay up to date with developments with the guidelines

Maintain equipment and report faults

Transfer images

Stock control

Triaging

Training of students and junior members of staff

Perform Team Leader responsibilities in rotation

Sickness and Absence management, Appraisals, performance management

Be computer literate - Cerner, Bed board, ICE, Change Healthcare

About us

The Trust offers Cardiology Service across all ELHT (Royal Blackburn Hospital, Burnley General Hospital, Clitheroe Community Hospital, Rossendale Hub).

The service involves cross site working, so you must be able to work across Trust Sites.

We are a forward thinking open minded service that is always keen to promote education, training, and multi skilling.

ELHT is a large teaching hospital, with training and up skilling opportunities for all.

As a Trust we are committed to Continuous Professional Development and you will be encouraged to attend relevant professional Courses and Conferences.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To produce high quality diagnostic images and reports in accordance with BSE Guidance For IP/OP scans.

Escalate significant findings according to departmental policies and procedures

Participate in Quality Assurance and departmental audits

Maintain BSE accreditation and stay up to date with developments with the guidelines

Maintain equipment and report faults

Transfer images

Stock control

Triaging

Training of students and junior members of staff

Perform Team Leader responsibilities in rotation

Sickness and Absence management, Appraisals, performance management

Be computer literate - PAS, Bed board, ICE, Change Healthcare

Person Specification

Accreditation

Essential

  • BSE Accreditation
  • Degree in Healthcare Science or Equivalent
  • Current scanning experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer Literate


Desirable

  • Post Accreditation experience
  • Team Leader Experience
  • Training the Trainer


Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

East Lancs NHS Trust

Haslingden Road

Blackburn

BB2 3HH

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435-MEC-148-24

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